Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

By Jim Orr
The Observer 

Late 2023 Completion Still Expected

But Winter Weather Has Slowed New Hospital Construction 7-10 Days


March 9, 2023

For the Observer

Here's the most recent aerial photo, looking to the west, of the construction site for the new Kimball hospital. The building occupies much of the block that was home to West Elementary School.

Kimball Health Services still expects its new $43.5 million hospital to be completed in late 2023, but this winter's severe weather has slowed construction work that's now past the halfway point, KHS told the Observer.

"Due to extreme cold and snow, construction crews were unable to work for seven to 10 days in the last few months, said Troy Kurz, KHS facilities director and project manager.

The new structure fills much of the city block that was home to West Elementary School for so many years.

"Approximately halfway through our projected construction schedule, Haselden Construction and...

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